Nisbet, Thomas Granger (Major, b.1919 - d.2003)

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Accession Number PR05863
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 1 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Letters
Maker Nisbet, Thomas Granger
Place made Australia, New Guinea, Timor
Date made 1941-1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the Second World War service of 520565 (WX11073) Major Thomas Granger Nisbet, 2/2 Australian Independent Company and 2/9 Cavalry Commando Squadron, Second Australian Imperial Force, Australia, Timor and New Guinea, 1941-1945.

Wallet 1 of 1 – Consists of ten letters from Major Thomas Granger Nisbet to his sister, Mary “May” Shaw [née Nisbet] and his mother, Ann Nesbit [née McKillop], dated between 29 June 1941 and 12 August 1945. The letters cover the period of Major Nesbit’s training in Wilson’s Promontory, Victoria, service with 2 Australian Independent Company in Timor and New Guinea, and service with 2/9 Cavalry Commando Squadron in New Guinea. In his letters, Major Nisbet writes about having leave in Sydney, touring Sydney Harbour on a ferry, their journey from Darwin, settling into camp life in Timor, having large amounts of inoculations, visiting a local market, Christmas Day activities, looking forward to a rest from service in New Guinea, meeting an old acquaintance, his admiration for medical teams, inspecting an airstrip previously held by the Japanese, attending concerts, hearing news of the war, being in Sydney during black-outs, looking forward to a rest from operations in New Guinea, meeting an old acquaintance, his admiration for medical teams, inspecting an airstrip previously held by the Japanese, and plans to celebrate Victory in the Pacific Day. Major Nesbit also responds to news from home.

This collection also contains one folder of reference material relating to the letters of Major Nisbet.